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Cary restaurant cites 'operational losses' as reason for closure

Posted January 30
Updated January 31

An Asian Cuisine  (Facebook)

— After a decade in business, An Asian Cuisines closed this week in Cary due to "operational losses," representatives said in a statement Tuesday.

"Ten years ago we opened An with the intent of providing a unique dining experience in the Research Triangle Park area. Unfortunately we had to close it's doors on Jan. 28 due to operational losses, " general manger David Clore said.

The restaurant abruptly closed on Monday with a message on its website reading, ""We want to thank all those who helped support us over the last 10 years. We loved calling Cary, North Carolina, home."

Anyone with questions was urged to call 919-677-9229 during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ann Goodnight and CEO Dr. Jim Goodnight founded An in 2006. The restaurant's culinary team was led by director Steven Devereaux Greene, who is also the executive chef of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.

Chef Michael Chuong, who was a partner and executive chef at An, left in 2012 to open Elements in Chapel Hill.


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  • Kim Stew Jan 31, 8:39 p.m.
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    An was a nice place; I am sorry to see it go.

    The food at Herons at the Umstead is superb, and Mr. Greene is an excellent chef. Always pleased.

  • Chad Overton Jan 31, 2:53 p.m.
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    This is a shame. Food and service was good.

  • William Craine Jan 31, 9:19 a.m.
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    What's ashamed is that these people probably high high paying jobs and work with dangerous equipment.....If you can't realize the name is 'An' after reading that (or maybe you didn't read it at all) then I'm not sure I want you in any sort of dangerous job.

  • Salli Gallagher Jan 31, 2:16 a.m.
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    I ate there once. It was good.

  • Angela Chiang Jan 30, 5:52 p.m.
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    Wonder if the restaurant is forsale?

  • Mark Taylor Jan 30, 5:31 p.m.
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    Darn it, now where am I supposed go to hang out with all my favorite stuck up people and eat a $38 tenderloin?

  • Robin Duff Jan 30, 4:48 p.m.
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    I confessed to my mistake and apologized. I was wrong. It happens. I was trying to be helpful. I see a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes on websites and I fear people are just not trying or don't care. Mea culpa! Mea culpa!

  • Tim Orr Jan 30, 4:39 p.m.
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    An is actually only part of the name of the restaurant. An is correct in front of Asian.
    I swear, people are so quick to jump on perceived mistakes to make themselves feel smart, and then look ridiculous when they're done.

  • Rod Runner Jan 30, 3:15 p.m.
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    This also shows that people only read the headlines and make up their own mind about the story. Common for any story, not just this one.

  • Rod Runner Jan 30, 3:14 p.m.
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    "An" is the actual name of the restaurant. It's not hard to discern from the article.

    I swear, people are so quick to jump on perceived mistakes to make themselves feel smart, and then look ridiculous when they're done.